A note to the Canadian Legion....Is this the world that Canadians fought and died for in World War Two? A world of non stop wars in which the U.S. has killed over twenty million people to serve the greed of American (and western in general) billionaires? Is this why Canadians died in Korea and Afghanistan?
How can the Legion be silent on this?
A reminder for Canadians about their mass murder of indigenous peoples.
We were nice to indigenous peoples? Well, no. We stole this country from them. We killed those who were in the way. Contrary to popular belief, our indigenous peoples had well functioning societies. Women, unlike ours, were considered important. We destroyed their economies, overroad their laws, destroyed their agriculture, then stuffed the survivors into tiny reserves where we made promises that were never honoured.
And it hasn't ended. They're blocking our railways? Okay. We'll have to kill some of them to please our oil billionaires who only do good things. And we love our oil billionaires who ignore the damage they are doing - and for which we are giving them 15 billion dollars of our taxes.
What else can indigenous people do but block our railways? I mean, they don't have an RCMP like we have - or an army.
What the hell are we doing filling the pockets of oil billionaires so they can run their dangerous pipepline over indigenous land? What if indigenous people were overrunning the oil fields? Would we be sending RCMP, with guns, to protect oil billionaires? (You can bet we would.)
Justin Trudeau is a child of the very rich who sees the world only from the point of view of the very rich.
Two British storms have devastated Britain - and part of Europe. But most Canadian and American news media seem uninterested. So far, there have been at least three of these storms just recently. No-one has offered any explanation of why such fierce storms are happening.
The western world has created these masses of migrants by plundering their countries, overthrowing governments, reducing the conquered people to poverty, and by destroying environments with wars aimed largely at the civilian population, and climate destruction.
And we don't lift a finger to compensate for what has been done.
Our history, at least in the western world, has been a history of greed followed by disaster for over 2000 years. And we got even worse as we Christianized.
Bolsonaro is a happy killer of indigenous people in Brazil, and an environmental disaster for the Amazon rain forest - which means a disaster for all of us.
But both Trump and Trudeau think he's a great guy._________________________________________________________________
The oil billionaires wanted a gift from us of 15 billion dollars. And Trudeau promised that with a big smile. Indigenous people complained about an oil pipline going through the land. Wouldn't you if it was your land? But they're not allowed to complain.
In thirty years, we have done.....nothing....
In fact, Canadian tax money is funding our capitalists to do even less than they have been doing.
The U.S. has been fighting wars almost nonstop since the landing of the pilgrim fathers. The biggest flop has been the war in Afghanistan in which the U.S. (like it's predecessor, Russia) with all it's billions of dollars and huge army and air force has not been able to gain an inch against a small and primitive army in almost twenty years.
It's really how one of the biggest and richest and most powerful countries (and most addicted to war) in world history has long since lost in Afghanistan, just as it also lost to relatively poor and small Vietnam, and to North Korea and Cuba.
And even Bernie Sanders has the American disease....
Well, I don't know what to think of this one.
And, if possible, I'd like to not think about it.
The oil companies have the nerve to ask the federal government to pay for their oil pipeline - with our tax money - for at least fifteen billion dollars. Why are we offering charity, our tax money, to the super rich? Fifteen billion dollars. We could use that to house and feed our homeless - perhaps even enforce a useful minimum wage. Perhaps to get serious about the damage politicians are doing to our public schools.
Why on earth are we handing over our billions to people who already have billions? And why are we letting our billionaires off from paying taxes like the rest of us?
We Canadians are lucky. We get excellent health care available to all of us because, in Canada, we have a national health care system designed to meet the needs of all of us. (And it didn't come from the Liberals or Conservatives. It was forced on them by the old CCF.)
In the U.S. the purpose of health care is not to serve human need. It's to make huge profits for the wealthy. That way, most Americans can't afford to get sick. And it's also horribly expensive to operate.
Yes, it can and almost certainly will happen in Canada and the U.S.
These are times far more dangerous than most of our news media are telling us.
Thanks to our insistence on fighting eternal wars to please our non taxpaying billionaires; thanks to the unlimited greed of our billionaires, we are heading for one hell of a crash.
We have all become Hitler's children. Hitler, too, fought wars to please German billionaires just as we fight them to please our billionaires.
(The American constitution says that all people are created equal. That's nonsense. It wasn't true when it was written back in 1776, American poor, for example, were often denied the right to vote from the start. Women are still struggling to be equal. And native peoples certainly weren't treated equally. Nor are Blacks. Nor have Canadians ever been treated equally.)
Americans and Canadians have always been governed by those political puppets who are owned by the wealthy. And to please the wealthy, we now ignore everything else to devote our time to killing foreigners even as the world is crashing in now - on us.
Our super rich are not just murderous and thieving and. They are and have been from the start drowned in a stupidity created by their own greed.